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Who do you think should take Matt's place?

Who would make the best replacement for Matt Lauer on the "Today" show?

by Anonymousreply 174Last Monday at 6:27 PM

I vote for a drunk Hoda Kotb

by Anonymousreply 112/04/2017

Obviously Geist but it would be an interesting PR "feel good" move to bring Ann Curry back.

by Anonymousreply 212/04/2017

Why is everyone forgetting that they hated Ann Curry?

She could not do the job. She could not read the teleprompter. She would turn the most basic live interview into a cringefest with non-sequiturs and inappropriate melodramatics. She couldn't ad lib to save her life. Watching her was anxiety inducing — how is she going to make me wince next?

The show dropped from first to second place as soon as she took over, which cost NBC a shit-ton of money. Yet they were supposed to keep her in the position why?

by Anonymousreply 312/04/2017

Jesse Palmer

by Anonymousreply 412/04/2017

Not a woman

by Anonymousreply 512/04/2017

Billy Bush (he needs a job).

by Anonymousreply 612/05/2017

Yes Wendy at r5, we know.

by Anonymousreply 712/05/2017

Cardi B

by Anonymousreply 812/05/2017

Josh Elliott

by Anonymousreply 912/05/2017

Tamron Hall.

by Anonymousreply 1012/05/2017

I second R10 's suggestion of Tamron Hall. They gave her a lot of fluff pieces, but she is capable of so much more. For instance, watch her interview with wannabe Trump surrogate Scott Baio. He came in expecting softballs, but she was unrelenting in her questions about the meaning behind his dumb tweets. Why does Lauer's replacement have to be a man?

by Anonymousreply 1112/05/2017

I forgot about Tamron Hall, yes she'd be great except r5 and Wendy Williams won't approve.

by Anonymousreply 1212/05/2017

I think Craig Melvin is hot but he does not come off as terribly bright so he'll probably get it.

by Anonymousreply 1312/05/2017

Though he would be more than capable, I agree with those who say Willie Geist would be a completely boring choice, which is why I think NBC probably won't go in that direction unless all other options just don't pan out.

I think choosing Megyn Kelly would turn too many people off; no matter how hard NBC tries to push her down our throats, she's just not well-liked.

Carson Daly is simply not qualified. The Today show is not TRL. And saying this is in no way an endorsement of the idea that Matt Lauer was some great journalist because he wasn't, but he had grown into the job over a period of 20 years.

I'm sure NBC would kill for Anderson Cooper but they know CNN would never let him go, so that won't happen.

I, too, like Tamron Hall but I doubt they bring her back.

by Anonymousreply 1412/05/2017

NBC will wanna keep this momentum going and won't wanna rock the boat with an outsider. It'll be Hoda until the Winter Olympics then Willie takes over.

by Anonymousreply 1512/05/2017

Harry Smith, NBC is paying him a salary for which he is not doing anything at the moment

by Anonymousreply 1612/05/2017

Of course it will be Willie Geist.

by Anonymousreply 1712/05/2017

Harry Smith would certainly be an outstanding and serious choice but I would think NBC would want to install someone younger in Lauer's position. But Smith would be excellent.

by Anonymousreply 1812/05/2017

Hoda is great. Replace Savanna with Kathy Lee, obviously.

by Anonymousreply 1912/05/2017

Tamron may not want to come back. She did leave on her own. There must have been a reason. They did try to get her to stay.

by Anonymousreply 2012/05/2017

[quote] Harry Smith would certainly be an outstanding and serious choice but I would think NBC would want to install someone younger in Lauer's position. But Smith would be excellent.

By putting Harry Smith in they would have stability, then hire a younger newsman to do the news segments and that guy can be back-up to Smith until he retires

by Anonymousreply 2112/05/2017

Charlie Rose should replace Matt on Today and Matt Lauer should replace Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning.

by Anonymousreply 2212/05/2017

Barack and Michelle Obama, think how much that would piss off Trump.

by Anonymousreply 2312/05/2017

Kathy Griffin.

by Anonymousreply 2412/05/2017

Melitha Harrith Perry

by Anonymousreply 2512/05/2017

Rosie O'Donnell

by Anonymousreply 2612/05/2017

I never liked Savanah, she's too "corporate".

Hoda's success baffles me. She seems awkward and giggly, like a frau makeover winner. I guess she's the only one who could get along with Kathie Lee.

Poeple are programmed to want a man in charge, sort of a seasoned voice of reason.

Willie, Anderson, Carson are all beta- not alpha..

by Anonymousreply 2712/05/2017

Rachel Maddow would be a breath of fresh air. Young, smart unlike those re-treads currently on the show.

by Anonymousreply 2812/05/2017

Don Lemon!

by Anonymousreply 2912/05/2017

Don Lemon: he's getting better all the time.

by Anonymousreply 3012/05/2017

Rachel is too hard hitting for morning TV. Same with Megyn Kelly.

by Anonymousreply 3112/05/2017

Kathy or Rosie

by Anonymousreply 3212/05/2017

Get a good funny smart drag queen on. Liven up this frau fest.

by Anonymousreply 3312/05/2017

Lee Cowan, a CBS Sunday Morning correspondent is a very professional and charismatic journalist. He's highly under-utilized by CBS'L. unless that's the way he wants it.

He is just fascinating to watch and has such an ease and confidence in front of the camera. But he'd never want the NBC job.

by Anonymousreply 3412/05/2017

Why not me, bitches?

by Anonymousreply 3512/05/2017

"Bud, are you watching TV?"

by Anonymousreply 3612/05/2017

Kellyanne - You have a face for radio. AM Radio.

by Anonymousreply 3712/05/2017

Other than his five obsessed fans who post here, no one is tuning in to see Willie Geist's nerdy and homely looking ass.

by Anonymousreply 3812/05/2017

A Native American.

by Anonymousreply 3912/05/2017

Gio Benitez. ABC shouldn't have all the gay reporters. They can afford to lose one...

by Anonymousreply 4012/05/2017

Who are the other ones, R40?

by Anonymousreply 4112/05/2017

Lester Holt's son.

by Anonymousreply 4212/05/2017

Brian Williams

by Anonymousreply 4312/05/2017

Mark Halperin

by Anonymousreply 4412/05/2017

Ryan Secrest would kick Kelly to death to get it.

by Anonymousreply 4512/05/2017

RuPaul

by Anonymousreply 4612/05/2017

[quote] But he'd never want the NBC job.

I don't know about that. Cowan wanted the CBS Sunday Morning job, which went eventually to Jane Pauley. He and his wife did have a baby recently, though, so you may be right.

by Anonymousreply 4712/05/2017

Jake Tapper

by Anonymousreply 4812/05/2017

Neither Willie Geist nor Carson Daly seem to have the kind of balance a show like this needs. Geist is on his way to it, but needs a little more experience. He's also, to be honest, a bit on the homely side.

Brian Williams is fine where he is, but I doubt NBC would allow him the anchor seat. Replacing Lauer with Williams would lead to an outcry.

It has to be someone not too young, not too old, who is both jovial but also can do hard news, as the TODAY show did so well after 9/11.

by Anonymousreply 4912/05/2017

Probably Lester Holt or Willie Geist. It won't be someone outside the box.

by Anonymousreply 5012/05/2017

There is something weird-looking about Carson Daly.

Isn't Lester Holt doing the evening news? He seems better suited for that than this entertainment show.

Where is Ann Curry? Is she banished somewhere? Locked in someone's basement?

by Anonymousreply 5112/05/2017

Willie Geist looks weird, too.

Do they have anyone who seems normal, like Harry Smith? Someone a bit sophisticated would be nice.

by Anonymousreply 5212/05/2017

Another mannequin.

by Anonymousreply 5312/05/2017

Matt Lauer’s intense jealousy left NBC without a Plan B

by Anonymousreply 5412/05/2017

“Matt killed off, in their infancy, every man who could succeed him at the time that he was ready to hang it up — so there’s nobody to take his place. And now NBC is paying the price.”

by Anonymousreply 5512/05/2017

Tamron Hall and Jeff Glor. Redistribute ole Savannah

by Anonymousreply 5612/05/2017

Hire Jane Pauley from CBS, and have her paired with a piece of ass thirtysomething guy. Not a sports guy, no douche bros.

by Anonymousreply 5712/05/2017

Kasie Hunt's brother Mike.

by Anonymousreply 5812/05/2017

R56 Jeff Glor replaced Scott Pelley as evening news anchor. Unlikely he would take a step down to do TODAY.

by Anonymousreply 5912/05/2017

[QUOTE]Geist is on his way to it, but needs a little more experience. He's also, to be honest, a bit on the homely side.

How much experience does he need? He's co-hosted for years and he does Morning Joe. The problem is he is a supporting player. He doesn't have the looks or personality to be the leading star.

by Anonymousreply 6012/05/2017

I bet Willie’s got a big dick.

by Anonymousreply 6112/05/2017

Nicolle Wallace

by Anonymousreply 6212/05/2017

Vivian Vance

by Anonymousreply 6312/05/2017

R60 - Stephanopoulos, Lauer, and Rose do have the looks and personality for the big chair and Geist doesn't? Those were/ are some ugly morning co-hosts. Come on Charlie Rose couldn't even sit up right and wears Depends, George is 4 feet, and Matt had such an ass hole vibe to him; not to mention a bald head that he looked like a bowling pin. It's not a difficult task. And u don't have to look distinguishably good looking.

by Anonymousreply 6412/05/2017

What about Chris Hayes? I know he has his nightly show on MSNBC but think he could embody everything they'd be looking for: cute enough for the fraus, personable, could definitely handle the hard-hitting news and interviews with newsmakers, and would also be good with the lighter stuff like cooking segments and introducing concerts on the plaza. Only thing is, I'd definitely hate to lose him in primetime where I think he does great work on his own show.

I think Ari Melber would also be an excellent choice for all the same reasons.

by Anonymousreply 6512/05/2017

I read something about Tamron ramping up for her own show, apart from NBC. Don't know which network. I think she's done with NBC.

by Anonymousreply 6612/05/2017

Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle.

I’m sure it won’t happen, but I’d love it if it did. Their MSNBC show is always worth watching.

by Anonymousreply 6712/05/2017

No one. Cancel the show.

by Anonymousreply 6812/05/2017

Rachel, Chris. Lawrence and Jou should taken over the network.

by Anonymousreply 6912/05/2017

Fred savage

He was always fun when he co hosted with Kelly ripa on her show

by Anonymousreply 7012/05/2017

Agree with r62. Nicolle Wallace could sort those ratings out for The Today Show and bring some badly-needed spark and life.

With Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kohb - it's the sorority girls every day. Hoda especially with her constant fawning over her hair, preening and big fake smile is insufferable. She looks like a New York manicurist from New Jersey who wandered onto the set every day.

by Anonymousreply 7112/05/2017

[quote] Hoda especially with her constant fawning over her hair, preening and big fake smile is insufferable.

The thing is I like Hoda but I really believe she works perfectly with Kathie Lee and probably only with Kathie Lee.

She's fine to put on other shows when no one else is there but I'm not sure she'd be the best fit.

While I like Nicole Wallace I don't know if I'd like Nicole and Savannah as hosts.

by Anonymousreply 7212/05/2017

Is Christine Chubbuck available?

by Anonymousreply 7312/05/2017

Billy Bush

by Anonymousreply 7412/05/2017

A castrated, every-smiling Kevin Spacey, of course!

by Anonymousreply 7512/05/2017

Matt when he was hired. He had the looks and personality Geist doesn't.

by Anonymousreply 7612/06/2017

There was an episode of "Friends" where the girls all thought Stephanopolos was dreamy.

by Anonymousreply 7712/06/2017

Willie is cute and he'll get it. Please no Craig Melvin.

by Anonymousreply 7812/06/2017

Abe Vigoda.

by Anonymousreply 7912/06/2017

Don Lemon would be an excellent choice.

by Anonymousreply 8012/06/2017

Anderson Cooper would obivously be the best contender (he can cover both fluff and serious topics equally well), but as that article in OP's link pointed out, there is no way CNN would let him do it.

by Anonymousreply 8112/06/2017

James Levine

by Anonymousreply 8212/06/2017

Ivanka Trump!

by Anonymousreply 8312/06/2017

In whose mind is Stephanopoulos "dreamy"? He's 5' in heels.

by Anonymousreply 8412/06/2017

Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

by Anonymousreply 8512/06/2017

No more Anderson Cooper. Keep him where he is.

by Anonymousreply 8612/06/2017

Brucezilla

by Anonymousreply 8712/06/2017

Dying at this article from years back.....read Meredith Vieira's comments!

by Anonymousreply 8812/06/2017

Why not our very own "Matt"? He could shake up that stale show with his own unique style.

by Anonymousreply 8912/06/2017

Funny, R88. I guess that wasn't on film or televised...Sounds like they all knew about each other...

by Anonymousreply 9012/06/2017

Megyn Kelly would be the final nail in NBC's coffin.

by Anonymousreply 9112/06/2017

Ari Melber would be a fabulous pick.

by Anonymousreply 9212/06/2017

Love Ari Melber!

by Anonymousreply 9312/06/2017

Larry King and Regis Philbin should co-host.

by Anonymousreply 9412/06/2017

NPH

by Anonymousreply 9512/06/2017

[quote] Anderson Cooper would obivously be the best contender (he can cover both fluff and serious topics equally well), but as that article in OP's link pointed out, there is no way CNN would let him do it.

Anderson would need to leave CNN to do it - there's no way he could do both a daytime news program and 360. Plus he'd have to leave his slot at CBS.

by Anonymousreply 9612/06/2017

How about the husband of Thomas Roberts of MSNBC?

If he's no good we'll find someone else.

by Anonymousreply 9712/06/2017

Tim O'Tay

by Anonymousreply 9812/06/2017

Brock Turner

by Anonymousreply 9912/06/2017

Andre Leon Talley

She'd eat Savannah before week one was done

by Anonymousreply 10012/06/2017

Love Ari - but would he want to do the bpvimit-inducing fluff that is The Today Show?

Honestly - he’s so much smarter and has actual journalist cred.

Or would the $$$$$$ sway him?

by Anonymousreply 10112/06/2017

Willard Scott!

by Anonymousreply 10212/06/2017

Thomas Roberts!!

by Anonymousreply 10312/06/2017

Kathy Griffin.

by Anonymousreply 10412/06/2017

Stop it, r3, you’re harshing the male-privilege narrative.

by Anonymousreply 10512/06/2017

[quote]In whose mind is Stephanopoulos "dreamy"? He's 5' in heels.

5' women.

by Anonymousreply 10612/06/2017

People are sick of Anderson Cooper

by Anonymousreply 10712/06/2017

Hug Downs and Cindy Adams

by Anonymousreply 10812/06/2017

You mean, r4' 11" women, r106.

by Anonymousreply 10912/06/2017

You mean 4' 11" women, r106.

by Anonymousreply 11012/06/2017

[quote] [R60] - Stephanopoulos, Lauer, and Rose do have the looks and personality for the big chair and Geist doesn't? Those were/ are some ugly morning co-hosts. Come on Charlie Rose couldn't even sit up right and wears Depends, George is 4 feet, and Matt had such an ass hole vibe to him; not to mention a bald head that he looked like a bowling pin. It's not a difficult task. And u don't have to look distinguishably good looking

Geist does not have the young Matt Lauer's looks, Stephanolous' high profile Washington experience or Rose's 50 yrs of broadcast journalism experience. What he does brings to the table is not unique and can certainly be found in many many much more attractive, interesting and charismatic people.

by Anonymousreply 11112/06/2017

Isn't there anyone at the local level that can step up?

Any studs at the LA/Chicago/NYC stations? One of them needs to pull an Eve fucking Harrington and befriend Willie "Fug" Geist.

by Anonymousreply 11212/06/2017

Anderson already tried and failed at daytime r81. Even when they brought in cohosts to try to save his show, he was still super boring. He has other strengths, but news-talk is not it.

Don Lemon is way more engaging.

by Anonymousreply 11312/06/2017

My hot nephew's dingleberry.

by Anonymousreply 11412/06/2017

Don Lemon would be great.

by Anonymousreply 11512/06/2017

Who is that good-looking and smart British journalist? He might be a good host.

by Anonymousreply 11612/06/2017

You mean, Piers Morgan, r116?

by Anonymousreply 11712/06/2017

James Longerman

by Anonymousreply 11812/06/2017

Ronan Farrow. Some fresh blood. Enough with the silly "info-tainment".

by Anonymousreply 11912/06/2017

Please, oh, please, do not let it be Lester Holt. As the 'moderator' during the Hil' and Trump election debates, he'd 'mysteriously vanished' during them.

They NYT's had posted, shortly after his 'mysteriously vanishing,' he was nearly captured along side the express way; but he'd managed to escape this effort as well.

by Anonymousreply 12012/06/2017

Do people not understand the power structures on TV?

It's beyond stupid for any of you to suggest that an existing nightly news anchor (Holt, Jeff Glor) would TAKE A STEP DOWN to come to a morning show.

by Anonymousreply 12112/07/2017

Lots of hot guys at MSNBC - Ken Dilanian and Eli Stokols are so hot. I'd also want them to consider Kier Smith who reports from England. Craig Melvin comes across a blowhard -a hot blowhard and I can't see him working well with any co-host,.

by Anonymousreply 12212/07/2017

Some gay guy.

by Anonymousreply 12312/07/2017

I like Ronan a lot but he's too young. He deserves a "60 Minutes" slot.

by Anonymousreply 12412/07/2017

Ronan does the homosex.

by Anonymousreply 12512/07/2017

People who watch daytime TV are losers.

by Anonymousreply 12612/07/2017

Ronan was so blah on MSNBC, though. I don't doubt that he's a decent reporter and writer, but doing that kind of work and writing is different that being a chatterbox on live TV.

by Anonymousreply 12712/07/2017

I want Ronan’s pee pee inside me deeply.

by Anonymousreply 12812/07/2017

Won't someone, for the love of all that is holy, please SHIT IN MY MOUTH????!!!!??????

by Anonymousreply 12912/07/2017

[quote]It's beyond stupid for any of you to suggest that an existing nightly news anchor (Holt, Jeff Glor) would TAKE A STEP DOWN to come to a morning show.

Who did Jeff Glor replace on the 7:00 CBS News?

by Anonymousreply 13012/07/2017

[quote] Who did Jeff Glor replace on the 7:00 CBS News?

Scott Pelley

by Anonymousreply 13112/07/2017

And if they fired Pelley because he was not bringing in a younger demo, I can't see them wanting to hire him at NBC to host Today.

by Anonymousreply 13212/07/2017

R129: unemployed daytime TV watcher

by Anonymousreply 13312/07/2017

Cancel the damned show, that's what I say.

by Anonymousreply 13412/07/2017

[quote] BTW 1997 wants their phrase back

I wouldn't know. I wasn't born then, hag.

by Anonymousreply 13512/07/2017

That explains part of your stupidity, but not all of it.

You'll probably be stupid AND old one day. Not a pretty combination.

by Anonymousreply 13612/07/2017

Tamron's show was a Weinstein production, so who knows what is happening there now?

by Anonymousreply 13712/07/2017

As bad as The Today Show is, the Brits get to listen to these two wingnuts every morning.

by Anonymousreply 13812/07/2017

Hey these guys used to host. Bring them back!

by Anonymousreply 13912/07/2017

Amanda Lepore

by Anonymousreply 14012/07/2017

Miss R136 Has Stated Her Boundaries

by Anonymousreply 14112/07/2017

Captain Kangaroo!

by Anonymousreply 14212/07/2017

An unknown!

A grown-up sane adult, who is maybe a bit of a journalist would be nice.

by Anonymousreply 14312/07/2017

Armie

by Anonymousreply 14412/07/2017

Wendy Williams said on her show this morning that she's hearing it will be Craig Melvin.

That's fine and all, but I really think the perfect choice would be Ari Melber. Ari is a lawyer (like Savannah), knows politics, could credibly interview world leaders, and of course he's fucking gorgeous (in my opinion hotter than Matt ever was). The only possible downside is I'm not sure how well he would do with frivolous shit like dressing up for Halloween and introducing boy bands on the plaza, but I'm sure he could get around that.

by Anonymousreply 14512/07/2017

Thomas Roberts

by Anonymousreply 14612/07/2017

Maybe if they put Jane Pauley in we could go back in time to 1975 and do over the 80s, 90s,2000s and 2010s. It has all gone wrong so it is worth a try.

by Anonymousreply 14712/07/2017

Craig Melvin? Noooooo! Hate his voice. Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 14812/08/2017

#metoo, R148. My sister loves it, but ....ugh.

[quote]Do they have anyone who seems normal, like Harry Smith? Someone a bit sophisticated would be nice.

My choice would be TJ Holmes, late of CNN, BET, ABC, and MSNBC. He's a great studio host, and he is GORGEOUS--with a voice to match. Seems the networks have never figured out how to use him properly. I did like his show on CNN, and was impressed by his handling of the Virginia Tech mass shooting, which happened during his shift.

by Anonymousreply 14912/08/2017

More TJ Holmes:

by Anonymousreply 15012/08/2017

I need to see TJ's BBC.

by Anonymousreply 15112/08/2017

Billy Eichner

by Anonymousreply 15212/08/2017

Katie Couric has been going from pillar to post job-wise in the past 6 years. Her last stint at Yahoo didn't turn out so well. Now she's sticking up for Matt saying:

"It's incredibly upsetting and I will say something when I'm ready to. Thanks for your interest."

- After her vile rant about Lauer at the Top Secret Roast.

- Guess Katie's looking for Matt's anchor job?

by Anonymousreply 15312/08/2017

Look where his hand is! She was MOLESTED!!!

by Anonymousreply 15412/08/2017

I repeat: THOMAS ROBERTS!!

by Anonymousreply 15512/08/2017

[quote]going from pillar to post

What does this cliche-in-training mean?

by Anonymousreply 15612/08/2017

Rhoda Young of course

by Anonymousreply 15712/08/2017

I bet NBC is getting flooded with audition tapes right now.

by Anonymousreply 158Last Sunday at 5:26 AM

Rhoda for the win!

by Anonymousreply 159Last Sunday at 11:05 PM

Excuse me! Excuse Mr. Today Show producer! I am most qualified for this position!

by Anonymousreply 160Last Monday at 12:10 AM

The ONLY person qualified is Mrs Tommi Benitez! #PlantBased #Pescatarian

by Anonymousreply 161Last Monday at 12:41 AM

Rhoda would be perfect next to Kathy Lee and Hoda.

by Anonymousreply 162Last Monday at 11:54 AM

"Let's drink some wine up in this bitch!"

by Anonymousreply 163Last Monday at 11:59 AM

Rhoda who?

by Anonymousreply 164Last Monday at 12:03 PM

Allegity Rhoda is hired by The Today Show.

by Anonymousreply 165Last Monday at 12:37 PM

Mattressa

by Anonymousreply 166Last Monday at 12:37 PM

I was going to vote for Hoda Kotb but there were no options for her.

by Anonymousreply 167Last Monday at 12:44 PM

Has anybody suggested Oprah?

by Anonymousreply 168Last Monday at 1:07 PM

If you're turning on the tv during the daytime there's something missing from your life. Like, living.

by Anonymousreply 169Last Monday at 1:20 PM

[quote]I was going to vote for Hoda Kotb but there were no options for her.

Look a little harder, dear.

by Anonymousreply 170Last Monday at 1:22 PM

Hoda’s dumb as dirt.

by Anonymousreply 171Last Monday at 1:29 PM

r171 = Megyn Kelly

by Anonymousreply 172Last Monday at 5:57 PM

Any more LURID DETAILS?

by Anonymousreply 173Last Monday at 6:07 PM

Just released video of a secret tape Matt had stored on an old cassette, r173.

by Anonymousreply 174Last Monday at 6:27 PM
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